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English reading and writing resources at primary level
KS1 Narrative Story  Writing resources for  'Journey' by Aaron Becker New Curriculum KPIs for Year 2
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KS1 Narrative Story Writing resources for 'Journey' by Aaron Becker New Curriculum KPIs for Year 2

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Resources to support Quality Narrative Writing based around the Picture Book and short video clip of ‘Journey’ By Aaron Becker All resources designed to support the NEW reading and writing standards for the end of KS1. Includes: *inferring a character’s thoughts and feelings *expanded noun phrases *regular and irregular past tense verbs *selecting appropriate vocabulary to describe setting and characters *organising writing into sections/paragraphs *exclamation sentence writing *suffix -ment endings Pack includes: Speaking and listening phase: Character speech bubbles to describe character thoughts example speech bubble of character thoughts to use as a model text A3 Graphic Organiser planner to plan a narrative story of a section of the book (entering a castle) EXAMPLE NARRATIVE OPENING WITH KEY FEATURES to use as a model Word bank of regular and irregular verbs to support writing suffix: ment word list to support greater depth writers.
Travel Guide Writing based on the NEW Geography  Curriculum N/SAmerica Study and NEW English KPIs
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Travel Guide Writing based on the NEW Geography Curriculum N/SAmerica Study and NEW English KPIs

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2 Resources to support a personal study on a US state, supporting the NEW Geography KS2 Curriculum. 1. An example Travel Guide Text based on the USA State of Montana. Aimed at higher end of expected level. 2. A planning format for students to plan each paragraph of own chosen US State (North America/South America) Students can research chosen state during lessons or for homework using planning frame. Meets many of the NEW English reading and writing KPIs - parenthesis, managing clause structures and manipulating for effect.
Quality Ks1 Writing NEW  KPIs  Viewpoint letter writing on  'The Pirates Next Door'  Jonny Duddle
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Quality Ks1 Writing NEW KPIs Viewpoint letter writing on 'The Pirates Next Door' Jonny Duddle

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A Short KS1 Writing unit based on the popular children’s picture book: The Pirates Next Door. The unit inspires quality, structured writing that meets the new KS1 writing KPis at Expected and Greater Depth Level The unit covers: Reading phase: inferring a character’s thoughts and actions Writing with a clear purpose and viewpoint Organising related ideas into sections and paragraphs short openings and endings past tense regular and irregular verbs using capital letters for proper nouns I started this unit with drama - getting into the role of the villagers and focusing on their viewpoint. How were they feeling when the Pirates arrived in town? Why were most villagers angry? What did they think? say? Then they completed the reading inference speech bubbles for 2 different character viewpoints. (see example) Then I held a council meeting for the residents of ‘Dull-On-Sea’ and the children were given a format to record the ‘notes of the meeting’ From the notes- they used a structured letter template to create a letter to the council complaining about the Pirates’ arrival. This was highly successful and created fantastic letters with clear viewpoints. The pack includes: 1x character though bubble recording sheet 1x example speech bubbles inferring a character viewpoint 1x template for council notes recording sheet 1x letter to council template/structured support sheet 1x word mat containing regular past tense verbs and character names from the book to support spelling. Powepoint for guided group work- exploring which phrases are preferable for persuassive writing. utube videolink for the audio book (free link via utube)
9x mental maths challenge strips upper KS2
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9x mental maths challenge strips upper KS2

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9x Mental maths challenges designed to test range of operations aimed at level 4. Years 5/6 In the style of newspaper maths challenges completing in given time. Children in year 6 love these challenges. Currenty use them as a morning activity to provide a morning maths challenge. answers provided to each challenge. Progressive in challenge. Involves addition and subtraction of whole numbers and decimals, multiplication, division, fractions of whole numbers.